KTH0177 (Late Roman Athenian[?] Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification comment
Athenian(?) imitation of North African lamp
Tear-shaped to almond-shaped outline. Keyhole format. Oval, slight concave discus has design in thick lines in high relief, two filling holes middle left and right, and sharply raised rim. Design depicts peacock striding left (up); large leaf above wing. Shoulder with rounded rim has broad groove with three palm trees flanking two birds sideways terminating at single lambda(?). Somewhat narrow, tall handle pinched lengthwise at middle and transversely on top. No joining seam or webbing: well made and carefully slipped.
Extant part
One fragment preserves entire discus, shoulder, most of nozzle, upper handle; walls and base below seem are missing.
Preserved length
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Bird (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KTH0177 (Late Roman Athenian[?] Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0177>